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Historic Mujibnagar Day observed in Khulna

KHULNA, April 17, 2017(BSS) - Historic Mujibnagar Day was observed here today in a befitting manner.

On April 17 in 1971, Bangladesh government-in-exile took oath at
Baidyanathtala mango grove in Meherpur, in the then Kushtia district.

Marking the day, the district administration arranged a discussion at the conference room of the deputy commissioner in the city.

Chaired by Khulna deputy commissioner Nazmul Ahsan, Parliament member of Khulna-2 constituency Mizanur Rahman Mizan, addressed the meeting as the chief guest while ex-member of then National Assembly (MNA) advocate Enayet Ali spoke as the key speaker.

President of District Unit Muktijoddha Command Council Sarder Mahbubur Rahman, freedom fighter Rezwan Ahmed, President of Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ) S M Zahid Hossain, General Secretary of Shilpokola Academy freedom fighter Mokbul Hossain Minitu, Additional Police Super Badiuzzaman, among others, addressed it. Mizanur Rahman Mizan, MP paid glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four other national leaders who contributed immensely to the liberation war of Bangladesh. "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the real patriot of the country," he said, adding that Bangabandhu had designed plot of Independence as well as provisional government of Mujibnagar.

Earlier in the morning, local Awami League (AL) leaders placed floral wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here. National flag and party flag were also hoisted at the party office.

City Unit Awami League (AL) arranged a discussion at the party office in
the afternoon. City unit AL president Talukder Abdul Khaleque chaired the meeting while Khulna district unit AL president and chairman of Khulna District Council Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid addressed as the chief guest. AL leaders Saiful islam, Taslim Uddin Asha, Fakir Saiful, Mahbub Alam Sohag, Shahedul Haque Mintu, Shaymol Singha Roy, Mokbul Hossain Mintu, among others, spoke.

Khulna Information Office screened a video show on Mujibnagar day and arranged a discussion meeting at the auditorium of Khulna Zila School.